Author: Kristi Waterworth

What’s a Creative Brief?

Part of my goal with moving my blogging here to LinkedIn is to ensure that the people who need information I can provide the most are able to get it.  That way, you can decide for yourself if you want to hire a copywriting company to help with those writing jobs, if you want to…
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Do You Remember How to Sell Hope?

By now it’s common knowledge that Russian agents managed to manipulate the hearts and minds of Americans everywhere using social media and well-designed, properly placed messages.  They pushed and pushed and pushed on that fear button, eventually turning us against one another and busting an already fragmented country into a million pieces. Russia sold us…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: 7 Ways to Get More Out of Your Copywriting Relationship

Here In The Cloud, we work with a lot of different clients who each have very different needs. One small business might want to look over the first few blogs, but have us basically run the show so they can get on with whatever it is they do. Another is very concerned about quality and…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: 5 Keys to Writing Good Copy

There are still plenty of people out there who believe, however naively, that good writing comes from some sort of Word Fairy who sprinkles fairy dust on people as they sleep, thus inciting inspiration and creativity. The truth, I’m sorry to say, is far from this.  Good copy comes from good copywriters. Good copywriters come…
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Thoughts From the Cloud: 3 Strategies for Describing Your Business on LinkedIn

In The Cloud Copy started as a one man band, under a completely different name.  Back then, I was just “Kristi Waterworth, Writer.” That’s something that’s easy to explain to anybody who might ask you what you do: “I write stuff for money.”  But now that “Waterworth Writes” has matured into “In The Cloud Copy,”…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: 5 Clients to Keep, 5 Clients to Dump

As I sit here wondering how I’m on the fourth iteration of this week’s blog and eating all the Halloween candy that was probably supposed to be for Trick O’ Treaters, I have only just realized that this month has been a really busy one with a lot of really vital decisions having to be…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: Get Off That Marketing Hamster Wheel

I’m noticing a really terrible trend among SMBs these days.  You’re not going to admit it if you’re having this problem, so I shouldn’t even ask, but hey, it couldn’t hurt anything. Are You on a Marketing Hamster Wheel? Are you running your bejeesus off just to get nowhere?  Do you run and run and…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: Negotiating Severe Natural Disasters

When I chose the name “In The Cloud” for this company, I wanted it to evoke the power of the tornadoes in my native Ozarks, as well as the safety and convenience that The Cloud has brought to computing.  I mean, who doesn’t want their marketing efforts to make an impact, right?  Well, as it…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: Selling Hope

“Bring me all of your dreams, You dreamer, Bring me all your Heart melodies That I may wrap them In a blue cloud-cloth Away from the too-rough fingers Of the world.” ~ Langston Hughes A few months ago I was having a meeting with a client and the subject of emotional marketing appeals came up. …
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Thoughts From The Cloud: Who’s Your Website For?

A friend and I were looking at a website that I was bidding the other day when she asked me, “Who is this website for?”  because it appeared to her to be the most generic site in the world.  After we finished making notes, that question was still rattling around in my brain.  I got…
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